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Rotorua Branch Newsletter-February 2015

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GREETINGS TO ALL:NZCFS-Logo

Hope everyone had a safe and pleasant Christmas and New Year. New Year celebrations are not over yet. This is the year of the Goat. Details of the Chinese New year celebrations will be found below our first meeting details.

OUR FIRST MEETING OF 2015 WILL BE DATE:

     SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2015

     TIME: 12:30 P.M.

     VENUE: ROTORUA ARTS VILLAGE,

       ( 1240 Hinemaru Street)

"Inside Red China"
“Inside Red China”

We will be showing the archival film “Inside Red China” first filmed by Rudall and Ramai Hayward. In 1957

N.Z. China Society filmmakers, the Haywards were among the first westerners to travel widely in the People’s Republic. This documentary explores the new China soon after liberation. The remastered film in digital format by the China Friendship Society includes additional features to the original film. It is a 45 minute duration. We will start with our usual shared lunch so bring something to share and anyone who might be interested in seeing this historic film of early China. I think you will be surprised at what they were allowed to film during this period. Everyone is welcome.

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2015 – YEAR OF THE GOAT

This celebration is being held by the Rotorua Multicultural Organisation on Saturday 21 February at the Regal Chinese Restaurant(1199 Amohau St)6:00-8:30 p.m. Bookings are essential. RSVP to Waitsu Wu 021 0254 3473 or email: [email protected] Cost is $ 35. per person. There will be entertainment as well as the banquet. Some of us went last year and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Note that this is at a different venue from last years.

ANOTHER CHINESE EVENT COMING SOON

On Friday March 13 there will be a Martial Arts performance – Shaolin Kung Fu – at the Rotorua Civic Theatre (now named the H.M. Performing Arts Centre) at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $ 20 per Adult and $ 10 per Child. Tickets are available from Ticket Master.(Additional booking fee will apply) This is the first time they have performed in Rotorua and about the 5th time they have visited N.Z. Shaolin Temple is renowned for the training of martial arts students in China. It is a performance that should not be missed. It is my understanding they do some amazing things. This is sponsored by Henan Province Dept, of Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China.

TOURS TO CHINA

The Photographers  and Mongolia/North Central China tours are nearly full but there are two or three vacancies in each of these tours still available. The China Friendship tours are good value and well run tours. You will see and do things that other tours do not include. For further information check out the nzchinasociety.org.nz Click on the tours tab to get the full details and costs or contact Ann White Ph. (03) 614 8944 [email protected] as soon as possible to secure your place on these tours.